All of those orange flags can only mean one thing-- we are expanding!
The first step in adding more acres is to mark the pole locations so that we can begin drilling holes for the trellis poles. Each hole is 4' deep to support the 18' of above-ground height.
The fabulous folks from Otter's Edge Farms are helping us with the cable system again this year. They describe it, "A traditional trellis system consists of wood poles 22' to 25' long, set in a grid or diamond pattern. The poles are connected east to west and north to south with cable that is then anchored into the ground. A "V" system has an additional wire on both sides of the main cable, usually on the north to south run. The "V" design can increase yields, but will also increase your initial costs."
Do you love beer and want to learn more about how hops grow?
Are you a home brewer who wants to try making a wet-hopped beer with fresh hops?
Featuring four acres of first year plants, this hops field has two acres of both Cascade and Columbia hops along with trials of Mt. Hood, Crystal, Newport and Glacier. Our limited harvest this year means there are still lots of hops to be picked.
Cedar Falls Hops Co. grows Iowa hops. Follow us on here to keep up with the newest progress in our fields.